Media Releases

Global Infrastructure Hub – Board Appointment

May 6, 2016

The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Robert Milliner as an independent non-executive Director member of the Board of the Global Infrastructure Hub until 31 December 2017. The Global Infrastructure Hub is an Australian initiative from our 2014 G20 Presidency. The Hub will […]

Appointments – chair and members – Financial Reporting Council

April 29, 2016

The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, is pleased to announce the appointments of the part-time Chair and part-time Members of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The FRC is responsible for overseeing the effectiveness of the financial reporting framework in Australia. Its key functions include the oversight of the accounting and […]

Large scale interest in institutional investments
in affordable housing

April 6, 2016

Following the establishment of the Affordable Housing Working Group in January 2016, the Commonwealth Government has received 77 submissions from a wide range of stakeholders on ways to boost the supply of affordable rental housing through innovative financing models. The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said the Government is particularly encouraged by the strong […]

Government calls for innovative ideas to boost investment in affordable housing

February 2, 2016

The Commonwealth Government is calling for public submissions on ways to boost the supply of affordable rental housing through innovative financing models. This follows the establishment of a working group tasked with identifying ways to increase affordable housing supply for those on low incomes, and implementing trials of models in cooperation with states and territories. […]

Deadline for lodging 2016-17 pre-budget submissions

January 28, 2016

The Government is issuing a final call for individuals, businesses and community groups to provide their views regarding priorities for the 2016-17 Budget. "I remind interested parties to lodge submissions as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 5 February 2016," the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said. "As […]

Strengthening the Government’s affordable housing agenda

January 7, 2016

The Commonwealth Government will establish a working group to investigate innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said the working group would look at improving the supply, quality and management of social and affordable housing across Australia. “The supply of affordable housing is at the centre of […]